Why Women Wear What They Wear
By (author) Sophie Woodward
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Why Women Wear What They Wear by Sophie Woodward
Book DescriptionEach morning we establish an image and an identity for ourselves through the simple act of getting dressed. Why Women Wear What They Wear presents an intimate ethnography of clothing choice. The book uses real women's lives and clothing decisions - observed and discussed at the moment of getting dressed - to illustrate theories of clothing, the body and identity. Woodward pieces together what women actually think about clothing, dress and the body in a world where popular media and culture presents an increasingly extreme and distorted view of femininity and the ideal body. Immediately accessible to all those who have stood in front of a mirror and wondered 'does this make me look fat?', 'is this skirt really me?' or 'does this jacket match?', Why Women Wear What They Wear provides students of anthropology and fashion with a fresh perspective on the social issues and constraints we are all consciously or unconsciously negotiating when we get dressed.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845206994
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sophie Woodward
Blue Jeans, Paperback (February 2012)
Focuses on an everyday item - blue jeans - to learn what one simple article of clothing can tell us about our individual and social lives and challenging, by extension, the foundational anthropological presumption of the normative.
Global Denim, Paperback (November 2010)
On any given day nearly half of the world's population is wearing blue jeans - this is the first serious attempt to understand the causes, nature and consequences of the rise of 'global' denim.
Why Feminism Matters, Hardback (September 2009)» View all books by Sophie Woodward
This exciting book is an innovative and creative critique of the theories and practices of feminism, arguing that it still matters in the 21st century. Written by a mother and daughter authorial team, the book presents a dialogue across generations and reinstates a politics of difference and the importance of the category of 'woman'.
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Author Biography - Sophie Woodward
Sophie Woodward is Lecturer at University College for the Creative Arts, and Nottingham Trent School of Art and Design Research Associate.
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